After posting these comics online at fartparty.org to acclaim and controversy. She eventually started collecting these comics as self-published minis which found their way to Atomic Books in Baltimore who thought they ought to be collected into a proper book so as to garner Julia more laughs and hate mail.
As these things go, the first volume was so successful, there was a second volume. Both are out of print, but Museum of Mistakes collects them into one book, plus numerous pages of Julia’s early comic work, unpublished and/or previously uncollected comics, short stories, illustrations, process pages, hate mail, sketchbook pages, tear stains and more.
Be sure to stop by The Museum of Mistakes
“Julia is the funniest, most unique voice in comics right now.”
–Brian K. Vaughan
“If you’re wondering what it’s like to be a smart, self-aware young woman, Wertz’s comics have all the answers.”
'Like the best work of the Slacker Era, The Fart Party communicates the joyous underbelly of an underwhelming existence.'
'Fart Party is friggin' hilarious.'
-New York Magazine
'Julia makes self-destruction charming.